A special train service will be deployed from Colombo Fort to Badulla during the school vacation season, the Railways Department said in a statement.
The seas extending from Puttalam to Mullaitivu via Kankasanturai will be rough at times today, the Department of Meteorology said, issuing a warning to fishing communities.
A pricing formula will be implemented for flour in the near future, State Minister for Industry and Commerce Buddhika Pathirana said.
Strict action will be taken through Consumer Affairs Authority (CFA) against those who misuse formalin for food preservation, State Minister of Industry and Commerce Buddhika Pathirana said.
Sri Lanka is projected to attract 1.9 to 2 million tourists in 2019, Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) Chairman Kishu Gomes said.
Measures should be taken to strengthen state banks instead of privatising them, President Maithripala Sirisena said.
ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka is looking to counter the problem where farmers cannot get a guaranteed price due to higher moisture content in paddy (rough rice) coming from mechanical harvesters, State Minister for Public Distribution and Economic Affairs Harsha de Silva said.
With the assistance of a loan provided by the Hungarian Government, 200 railway crossings will be fitted with electric bells and lighting systems, Transport Minister Arjuna Ranatunga said today (26 July).
The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) is not paying interest for security deposits consumers make when they sign up for the service, the Movement for Consumer Rights said.
Sri Lanka is to re-introduce the free visa on arrival facility for citizens of 46 countries with effect from August 1, Minister of Tourism John Amaratunga said.